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Posted on 11/22/2020
Does Your Yard Look Unfinished? Pull It Together With Hardscaping
Image by Tim Cooper from Unsplash If your lawn and garden area is full of lush, thriving trees, shrubs, herbs, and flowers, you're probably proud of it's appearance and of all the hard work you've put in to get it that way. However, you may also have a nagging feeling that it's missing something, but you can't quite...
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Posted on 11/21/2020
Another Property Rented - 1450 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga, CA 94515
Nestled against the hillside at the base of Diamond Mountain with over 5 acres, 1450 provides a gated, private retreat just seconds from Hwy 29, within minutes to Calistoga and access to all the world class offerings of the Napa Valley. Reimagined in 2014, this charming 3,100+/- sq ft fully furnished farmhouse offers an open floor plan, 4 bedrooms ensuite, additional powder room, high end materials and fixtures, original wood paneled den with native rock fireplace, screened porch, tiered gardens, expansive entertaining vignettes, pool and spa with built in water feature and native rock outcroppings wrapped in a vineyard backdrop. Additional...
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Posted on 11/17/2020
1805 Foothill Boulevard, Calistoga, CA 94515 is now new to the market!
Located in the heart of Wine Country, moments to the restaurants, boutiques and wineries of the world renown spa town of Calistoga, THE CHANRIC currently lives as a stylish boutique Inn with seven en-suite bedrooms and private poolside owner's cottage. Eclectic and modern interiors contrast beautifully with the traditional 1890 Victorian. Timeless elements such as the expansive use of marble, vintage wood flooring and trim, generous windows, to the spacious covered porch, tiered gardens, elevated pool retreat and intimate vignettes provide the perfect backdrop for capturing views of Mt St Helena and the Palisades. THE CHANRIC provides a...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
How to Make Cauliflower Pizza
Photo by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis on Unsplash A dish just about everyone can agree on anytime is pizza, and this tasty recipe for veggie pesto pizza with a homemade cauliflower crust is a healthy alternative to delivery or frozen options. While it takes about an hour to prepare and cook, those extra few minutes of prep are well...
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Posted on 11/13/2020
1805 Foothill Boulevard, Calistoga, CA 94515 is now new to the market!
Located in the heart of Wine Country, moments to the restaurants, boutiques and wineries of the world renown spa town of Calistoga, THE CHANRIC currently lives as a stylish boutique Inn with seven en-suite bedrooms and private poolside owner's cottage. Eclectic and modern interiors contrast beautifully with the traditional 1890 Victorian. Timeless elements such as the expansive use of marble, vintage wood flooring and trim, generous windows, to the spacious covered porch, tiered gardens, elevated pool retreat and intimate vignettes provide the perfect backdrop for capturing views of Mt St Helena and the Palisades. THE CHANRIC provides a...
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Posted on 11/11/2020
504 White Cottage Road South, Angwin, CA 94508 is now new to the market!
Sited to capture intimate vineyard and sweeping valley views, this 3,728+/- sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home represents the amenities and understated elegance of the Napa Valley. An old world classic reinvented with a rich warm palette greets visitors the moment they step into the spacious entry hall. To the left is a sweeping staircase leading to a gallery mezzanine level with two generous en-suite bedrooms, laundry and a full length covered balcony, while ahead lies the spacious Great Room stretching from the custom kitchen, dining, wine room through to the living and main floor en-suite bedroom. The 10 foot ceilings create a sense of...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Buying a Luxury Home During a Seller's Market
Image by Muntzir Mehdi from Pixabay A seller's market poses a challenge for any buyer - when there are more buyers competing for homes than there are homes in market, you have to be ready to move swiftly when you find a home you like. Since the inventory of luxury homes is usually small when compared with more...
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Posted on 11/05/2020
Another Property Sold - 1050 Bale Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
While the search for privacy and fresh air are the buzz-words in today's environment, it is not easily found. 1050 Bale Lane offers both. Mix a clean and simple three bedroom/2 bath, open floor plan home with a mature Merlot and 3rd leaf Cabernet vineyard, detached four car garage on a quiet country lane and you have it right here. Give yourself the freedom of country living, big sky and peace of mind while living less than 10 minutes from both Calistoga and St. Helena. Be on Main Street to enjoy Up Valley living with all its' amenities: fine dining, wonderful shopping and practical needs or take a tour of a world-class winery just a...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Should I Invest in a REIT?
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via PixabayWould you like to invest in real estate? To buy thousands of income-producing properties, from apartments to office buildings to industrial parks, all over the country or the world? It you’re wealthy, you might dispatch someone to travel far and wide and do just that, but even if you’re not rich you can...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Can Easements Affect Property Values?
Image by Zach Schorr from Pixabay Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you might discover there is an easement attached to your property. If so, you’re probably wondering how this affects your property values. What is an Easement? In a nutshell, an easement is for one person to have explicit permission to have use of another person’s...
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Posted on 10/24/2020
1450 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga, CA 94515 is now new to the market!
Nestled against the hillside at the base of Diamond Mountain with over 5 acres, 1450 provides a gated, private retreat just seconds from Hwy 29, within minutes to Calistoga and access to all the world class offerings of the Napa Valley. Reimagined in 2014, this charming 3,100+/- sq ft fully furnished farmhouse offers an open floor plan, 4 bedrooms ensuite, additional powder room, high end materials and fixtures, original wood paneled den with native rock fireplace, screened porch, tiered gardens, expansive entertaining vignettes, pool and spa with built in water feature and native rock outcroppings wrapped in a vineyard backdrop. Additional...
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Posted on 10/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 1206 Silver Street, Calistoga, CA 94515
Charming, historic bungalow in one of Calistoga's most desired areas. Just a few blocks to Pioneer Park and all that Calistoga's quaint shops and restaurants have to offer or better yet, head over to your favorite spa for a relaxing treatment or swim. Socialize with your neighbors from the front porch while enjoying a cup of coffee or sipping your favorite glass of wine. The spacious deck area is the perfect gathering spot for summer barbeques with family and friends while still leaving room for the hobby gardener and your favorite pets to play. Framed by beautiful old growth oaks, the vintage cottage has retained the character of...
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